Lazio Among Pack of Teams Pursuing SPAL Midfield Talent

Salvatore Esposito is drawing interest from multiple Serie A sides, including Lazio. The talented midfielder debuted with the Azzurri in the recent Nations League matches. Monza, Napoli, Sassuolo, Sampdoria, and Salernitana also gathered intel on him in the last few days, Radiosei reports.

The 21-year-old has just one more year on his contract with the Estensi. He has turned down an extension to facilitate his transfer to the top division. The Inter youth product has spent the early stages of his career in the lower leagues. He has also played at Ravenna and Chievo. He has tallied 8 goals and 7 assists in 70 appearances with the Emilian side in the two most recent campaigns.

Lazio have a potential trump card to come out on top in the fray for Esposito. As a matter of fact, SPAL are keen on getting Fabio Maistro in return. The Biancocelesti loanee fared well at Ascoli and Pescara in recent years. The budding playmaker could join in a €3M move. Differently from Ivan Ilic, he could be added irregardless of the departure of one of their stars in the same role.

Our Take on Lazio Eyeing Esposito

The prodigy is well-deserving of a move to Serie A, and his contractual situation pretty much makes sure it will indeed happen. On the other hand, he might be better off going to a smaller team first, where he could get consistent playing time. That would be hard to come by in the capital. Sassuolo would be an ideal destination considering the likely sale of either Davide Frattesi or Maxime Lopez. He would be better suited in a technically-oriented squad that can hold possession, as he is a strong passer, rather than in a gritty and scrappy one.